It’s the holidays!! Join us at the Cape Town Science Centre for our Science Mania Holiday Programme!

Science is the personification of mankind’s curiosity. Over the centuries, humanity has always wondered why things happen the way that they do. Through our curiosity, our species was able understand the inner workings of mother nature, from the laws that govern quantum mechanics to the law of universal gravitation and many more. Not only does science help give us a better understanding of mother nature, but it also allows us to improve the way we live. It is science that allows us to have cell phones which we use to communicate, and science is the reason why we can get better after having the flu. Life would be very miserable if we didn’t have a good understanding of science (just ask the people who lived during the Black Plague!). Science is so important to mankind, we will be celebrating the 3 major fields of science: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY. Our interactive workshops will include activities that are fun as well as educational. Daily demonstrations that not only showcase scientific principles, but some mind-blowing mathematics as well! We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Cape Town Science Centre this holiday!!!

OPENING HOURS*: Monday – Saturday, 9:00 – 16:30
*Kindly note that the CTSC is closed on Sundays.

ENTRY FEES: Youth (3-18) – R80, Adult – R80, Pensioner – R40
(See workshop fees on the programme)

Get ready for an extraordinary science show that will blow your mind! Join our talented scientists as they perform mind-boggling experiments, create colourful chemical reactions, and unveil the mysteries of the universe. With dazzling visuals and interactive demonstrations, this show will ignite your curiosity and leave you in awe of the wonders of science. Prepare to be amazed and inspired!
Time: Daily @ 13:00
Ages: Suitable for the whole family
Cost: Entry fee only

Have you ever taken a tour of the city while standing on one spot? Step into the magical world of Camera Obscura! Experience fascinating illusions as light and mirrors create upside-down images on a big screen and learn about the science behind this enchanting invention.
Time: Daily @ 12:00 & 15:00 (weather dependent)
Ages: Suitable for the whole family
Cost: Entry fee only

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Astrotrek Virtual Reality at the Cape Town Science Centre! Step into the captivating world of VR and discover the science of light like never before. Immerse yourself in stunning virtual environments that transport you to distant places, all while learning about the wonders of light. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience, proudly sponsored by the National Research Fund (NRF) and the South African Radio Astronomy Observation (SARAO). It’s a must-do for all science enthusiasts!
Time: All day* (loadshedding dependent)
Ages: Suitable for ages 7+
Cost: R5 + entry fee

Welcome to the wonderful Light Room at the Cape Town Science Centre! Step inside and prepare to be amazed by the magic of light. Explore the beautiful colours and discover how light can reflect and create cool effects. Our friendly facilitators will show you all the secrets of light and make it a fun experience for everyone. Get ready to have a bright and enlightening time in the Light Room!
Time: 10:00 & 14:00* (loadshedding dependent)
Ages: Suitable for the whole family
Cost: Entry fee only


Please note that activities are free unless otherwise stated. Standard entry fees to the Cape Town Science Centre apply to all visitors. Information correct at time of publishing. Programme is subject to change without notice.